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Video: Top 2016 HR trends

During this year’s HR Technology Conference, Limeade CEO Henry Albrecht shared his top 2016 HR trends in a five-minute video. Check out our recap of what to expect in HR next year and watch the video below.

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Top 4 HR trends you’ll see in 2016


1. Personalization

Personalization allows HR to deliver highly relevant programs to the people who need them most, while continuing to inspire change in users who might not need the same attention. Personalized targeting abilities that deliver content, incentives and rewards to specific subgroups of people (based on employee location, health plan or department) result in better program outcomes and engagement.

2. Gamification

Game-like rules and rewards make the hard stuff fun, which helps HR engage and motivate employees to reach their well-being goals. Social support, like positive peer pressure and nudging each other; the element of surprise, like points and rewards; and friendly competition make the user experience fresh and engaging. The result? Wellness feels more like a game than work.

3. Integration

We bombard our employees with too many HR programs to track. Integrating all these systems with one single sign-on is the future of work well-being. With a seamless, hub-type experience, we can drive participation and sustained engagement in all programs.

4. Whole employee approach

Lastly, embracing the whole employee ‒ acknowledging that what happens in one area of life affects every other ‒ will be a theme in 2016. At Limeade, we focus on employee well-being, which includes health risks, clinical status, stress level, job satisfaction, nutrition and sleep. And when employees feel their employer supports well-being, they are 38% more engaged, 18% more likely to go the extra mile and 10 times less likely to be hostile.

What trends do you think we’ll see in 2016? We’d love to hear in the comments below.